If you are looking into your options regarding non-surgical skin rejuvenation, consider Ulthera skin tightening. It is safe and non-invasive. In addition, it is highly likely that you have already been exposed to the same type of energy that is utilized in the treatments.
Ulthera skin tightening is done by using the same type of ultrasound energy that is used for imaging purposes. Ultrasounds are routinely done during pregnancy to monitor the progress and development of the baby. They are done to check the function of organs in the body as well. For example, the efficiency of the heart’s pumping action can be checked with ultrasound imaging.
If you have had an ultrasound done, you know that it is a relatively comfortable experience and produces no side effects. It is done when high-frequency sound waves are emitted into the tissue through a hand-held wand that is moved across the surface of the skin. These sound waves bounce off different types of tissue at various rates, and the data is captured by the computer and displayed as an image on a screen. Ulthera skin tightening makes use of this energy to tighten the skin. It does so by stimulating the growth of collagen in the skin’s lower layers.
When you are young, your skin is kept tight by an adequate amount of collagen. It is a protein that is produced by the body for purposes of helping tissue to stick together and providing fullness to the skin. As the levels diminish, as they naturally do with age, the skin will start to loosen because there is less collagen to keep it tight. This will naturally lead to the development of things like fine lines and wrinkles on the skin due to the slack that the loosening creates.
Ulthera skin tightening works basically by causing the skin to tighten itself. As the sound waves are absorbed by the skin tissue, it becomes gently warmed. It is the warmth that increases the growth rate of collagen. Over the following months, the collagen will reach a level that is closer to what it was before the aging process caused it to diminish. The skin will become tighter accordingly, and the wrinkles will start to go away.
If you have been reluctant to seek skin rejuvenation therapy for fear of the side effects or required downtime, you should ask our team at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center for more information on Ulthera skin tightening. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that a skin rejuvenation method is available that involves neither extensive downtime nor side effects. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Cincinnati!